The railroad crossing at Victoria Street near County Road E is one of two railroad quiet zones established in Shoreview Aug. 6, prohibiting the use of train horns while trains cross the road. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
The railroad crossing at Lexington Avenue with its existing medians and crossing bars; the recently added median is visible along with new “no train horn” signage. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
Two at-grade railroad crossings in Shoreview, one at Lexington Avenue and another at Victoria Street, both near County Road E, are now railroad quiet zones as of Aug. 6, following the completion of improvements at both crossings.
The Rev. Dr. Henry H. Hoover, 83, and longtime Roseville resident, died at home on Sunday, Aug. 3, after a two-year battle with inoperable liver cancer.
“Sunday is an appropriate day for a priest to die,” his wife Jean wrote on his Caring Bridge website.
The site of the future 26,000 square-foot public works and park maintenance building is located at the intersection of Centerville and Labore roads. The land is currently home to two massive pits, nails and chunks of concrete. (Johanna Holub/Review)
This rendering shows what the $3.9 million public works and parks maintenance building is expected to look like when it’s completed in the spring of next year. (submitted graphic)
Little Canada held a groundbreaking ceremony July 23 for its new public works and parks maintenance building. Pictured from left to right: construction manager Troy Corbett; parks maintenance supervisor Derek Anderson; construction manager Dick Naughton; architect Jeff Oertel; Brings Onions owners Tom Ducharme and Pat Coan; council members John Keis, Mike McGraw, Rick Montour and Shelly Boss; public works superintendent Bill Dircks; and parks and recreation director Jim Morelan. (Johanna Holub/Review)
The site of the new Little Canada public works and parks maintenance building is currently littered with nails and broken glass, as well as being the home of two giant pits. (Johanna Holub/Review)
$3.9 million project to be completed by spring 2015
Little Canada city staff and officials were on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony July 23 on a piece of land that over the coming months will become a 26,000-square-foot public works and park maintenance building.
Kalei (left) and Alana dance the hula in unison at the Kaleiokapilialoha, a hula school in Brooklyn Center. (Josh Nielsen/Review)
Students at Kaleiokapilialoha practice a dance to the song “Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai (Plants of the Sea).” (Josh Nielsen/Review)
Kalei (front center) poses in traditional Hawaiian garb with veteran hula dancers (from left) Alana, Mikalalani and Lu’ukia. (Josh Nielsen/Review)
Roseville resident teaches Hawaiian dance, values at hula school
Her name is Dana Marie Kaleina’ala O Ka’ahuona'ali’i Enstad, but everyone calls her Kalei. Originally from the balmy Hawaiian island of Oahu, Enstad moved to chilly Minnesota more than 30 years ago and has remained rooted in the cold-weather climate ever since. She misses Hawaii with its warm weather and ‘aloha spirit,’ but she’s doing her best to keep it close: the Roseville resident runs a hula school in Brooklyn Center.
Roseville Fire Chief Tim O’Neill honored Woodbury resident Robert Renning with a life-saving award after his heroic rescue of a man trapped inside a burning vehicle in June. (Johanna Holub/Review)
The SUV driven by Mike Johannes caught fire while he was driving on Interstate 35W in June. He was trapped inside, holding his breath, for about a minute before Robert Renning pried the passenger-side door in half with his bare hands. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Patrol)
Mike Johannes, Roseville Fire Chief Tim O’Neill and Robert Renning shared a laugh after Johannes made a joke at an award ceremony July 23. (Johanna Holub/Review)
Robert Renning bent door in half to rescue motorist from burning SUV
Last month, a Woodbury man rescued a motorist from a burning vehicle in a heroic act of bravery.
Citing “personal circumstances beyond [his] control,” Falcon Heights council member Keith Gosline submitted a letter of resignation to the city council June 12. The council voted to accept the resignation, effective Aug.